Fall Dining Nook Tour + Free Printable Fall Banner

A few weeks ago a reader left a comment saying that my blog has gotten boring over the last several months. That really struck a cord with me, not because I thought the comment was rude, but because it was true. We've certainly had a lot going on, a lot of which I can't openly share, but I find when I have things going on in my life that I can't share, I end up sharing nothing at all. Which mostly results in me spitting out content for the sake of having content, but it's certainly not my best work. 


I've thought a lot about what I used to love about blogging, and what made me super excited, and seasonal home projects were definitely at the top of the list. Since living in this house, I haven't loved our dinning nook, and haven't known how to decorate it seasonally for regular blog content, but this weekend I decided that I was going to get in there, and be creative to make this a fun space for our family and to make something for the blog that I was proud about! 


The main thing that is hard about this dinning nook is that it's so small, and the canoe light fixture has always been... not my favorite. I decided that hanging a banner on the wall would do a lot to break up such a large and empty space, and I love how it turned out. 

I made the banner on my computer, and then picked the font color to be the same shade as craft paper to give it that fun fall look. I've made it into a printable for you (linked at the bottom of this post) to print from home, cut out, and then hang in your house as well! 


Once I had the banner hung, I felt like it needed a little something more, so I added this fun little tassel garland. It was my first time making one, and it's not really as big as I would like it (I had no clue how much ribbon you need to make one of those!), but I think it does a good job of adding a pop of color to the wall and giving it some more interest. 



When I was at Hobby Lobby, I saw this black and white checkered runner, and knew that I wanted to add it to our table for this cozy fall look. I paired the runner with my grandmother's Currier and Ives dishes, with a signature fall pumpkin in the middle, and loved how well all the pieces worked together! Finally, I got the metal pumpkin in the middle from Hobby Lobby. I just couldn't resist those dreamy rose gold accents! 

Free printables and downloads are definitely something that I want to do more of in the future. If you love this "Happy Pumpkin Spice Season", banner as much as I do, feel free to download it here! When you hang it in your house, take a picture and tag me in it on Instagram (@thehappyflammily) I'd love to see it and share with others how you styled it! 

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  1. Omg yes I'm SO ready for fall. Can't come quick enough in my book!
    | Katie Actually |

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  2. Amazing decoration and perfect for fall!

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  3. I like the idea of the ribbon banner, I've seen those everywhere lately but never attempted it myself, either. but I might have to find a way to incorporate one in my fall decor somehow!

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    1. They're super easy! You literally just tie the ribbon in a knot around a piece of twine!

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  4. I actually just STARTED following your blog in the last week or two because I thought the content was interesting. So I find the comment you received quite ironic - maybe I’m a boring person! Regardless, thank you for your work - I’ve enjoyed the posts about the clothing hauls and Home posts - I think they are very real life and relatable for many of us 30-something moms.

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    1. That's so nice to hear that other people have been liking the content over here! I was feeling like a wash-up/has-been for a while there haha!

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  7. Those ribbon banners looks so pretty. you can use them for a birthday party or even for a gift decoration also. Loved the color you have used. I would try this DIY and will place it in my room. Thank for the idea!printing services seattle

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